Episode #2521

Unusual Prayer Settings

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Saturday, March 01, 2008

Experience some unusual prayer settings on this edition of New Sounds. First off, hear excerpts from Osvaldo Golijov's Passion According to Saint Mark, an incredibly imagined blend of Mexican market sounds, Brazilian percussion, Africanized Spanish, and eerie accordion, all winding up with an Aramaic Kaddish. Listen also to Ragnar Grippe’s Requiem setting, which blends electronica-like pop music with an operatic soprano. There’s also the Missa Archaica by Italian progressive rock superstar Franco Battiato. The work, for voices, piano, chamber ensemble, and orchestra, resembles music by Arvo Part and Brian Eno. Rounding out the show is "Butterfly Song," an otherworldly, ethereal song by Jocelyn Pook, from her 2001 record “Untold Things,” a spiritual work that is as sincere as it is haunting, kind of like a mass in an unknown language.

PROGRAM #2521, Unusual Prayer Settings (First aired on Fri., 3/10/06)






Musical Book of Hours

Veni Sancte Spiritus [2:00]

Archiv #474231**
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Franco Battiato

Shadow, Light

Shadow of The Light [5:00]

EMI/Hemisphere #37234.
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Jocelyn Pook

Untold Things

Butterfly Song [3:30]

Real World #50781**

Various artists: Jocelyn Pook


Oppenheimer [6:30]

Six Degrees #314524441** *

Ragnar Grippe


Confutatis [4:30]

Bis #820
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Various artists: Novum Gaudium & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan


Popule Meus Quid Feci Tibi? [7:00]

See above.

Osvaldo Golijov

La Pasion Segun San Marcos

Kaddish [6:30]

Hanssler Classics #98.404

John Adams

El Nino

I Sing Of A Maiden [6:30]

Nonesuch #79364***

Towering Inferno


Toll (II) [3:30]
The Ruin [2:00]

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